Wednesday

High yesterday92°        Low this morning71°  

  • Today: Sunny, with a high near 94° and heat index values up to 97. The light wind will become 5-10 mph before noon.
  • Tonight: Mostly clear with a low of 73° and east wind 5-10 mph. 
  • Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 95°and light south wind that will change to SE 5-10 mph.
  • Rest of the week: Sunny and mid to upper 90s with generally light and predominately southerly winds through Independence Day and looking toward our first triple-digit temperatures early next week, possibly Tuesday.

The Blotter:

  • Lampasas Police had five separate arrests on Tuesday. They began at 1:20am when a 37 yr old local man was arrested in the 1200 block of CTE for public intoxication. Later in the morning, at 10:24am, another 37 yr old local was arrested in the downtown area, in the 400 block of Live Oak, on a police warrant for theft.
  • Shortly after, at 10:42am, a 30 yr old man was picked up at Western and Spring Ho Streets on a police warrant for making a false report to an officer.
  • In the afternoon, at 1:42pm, police were in the 800 block of E. Ave G when they arrested 19 yr old Raegan Nicole Best for assault, causing bodily injury to a family member.
  • The final arrest came at 9:47pm Tuesday evening in the 100 block of W. 4th when a 32 yr old Lampasas man was charged with DWI.
  • Lampasas Sheriff's Dept. blotter shows suicidal reports out in the county, along with a crash and disorderly conduct.
  • One arrest was made as 42 yr old Lampasas man was taken into custody for 2 bond surrender charges.
  • Copperas Cove PD reminds that it is against the law to sell, discharge, or even have fireworks in your possession with the intent to sell or use them within the city limits of Copperas Cove.

The Burn Ban in Lampasas Co. is lifted until July 4th at 7pm.

Texas A&M Forest Service cautions Texas about fire safety when using fireworks, grilling and campfire use over the long 4th of July weekend. “According to the National Fire Protection Assoc., July 4th has the most fires of any day in the year, and 40% of those fires are caused by fireworks.”

 In many places, the May and very early June rains reduced wildfire chances, but it hadn't rained in Lampasas for 24 days until a late afternoon sprinkle of .09'' on Tuesday. That has brought lots of tall and very dry grass which can easily be ignited by fireworks or any other spark. Please be careful!